Wednesday, September 25, 2019

taking out drones with beams

"A high-tech anti-drone weapon has been cleared for use by the US Air Force overseas for the first time.
The PHASER weapon system can knock swarms of drones out of the sky using pulses of energy."

kills birds too?

Sunday, September 22, 2019

drone looks at ditches dirt cheap

"Malone sees drones as tools that make it faster and easier to inspect these often inaccessible ditches. The flight over this half-mile ditch to the Red Lake River takes three minutes. With setup, the whole process takes about a half hour."

Great idea.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

drone saves surfer from shark attack

"A quick-thinking drone pilot used the speaker on the Mavic 2 Enterprise to warn a surfer of an approaching shark at a beach south of Wollongong, Australia. After hearing the warning the surfer quickly paddled back to shore, while the shark swam off into deeper waters."

Do you have a speaker on your drone?

Saturday, September 14, 2019

dude flies around Pedo Island like he owns the place

Just stay above rock-throwing range!

I'm not sure... is this voyeurism or journalism?

Friday, September 13, 2019

Russian activist saves his data with a drone

"Mr Boyko's companion says the couple were woken by loud banging on the door, to find men in civilian clothes and masks demanding to be let in.
The drone was loaded with various hard disks, solid-state drives and flash sticks containing 'very important' information that he did not want to fall into the police's hands, according to the activist.
'Done. The evacuation has been carried out. The drone reached its destination,' he says at one point."

Drones can be used for good and bad, like most things.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

drone headed to Mars

"Engineers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California have attached a flying helicopter drone to the belly of the Mars 2020 rover set for launch next July.
The solar-powered Mars Helicopter stands about 2.6 feet (80 centimeters) tall when fully deployed, and will become the first aircraft to fly on another planet. The robot drone will ride to the Red Planet with NASA’s Mars 2020 rover, which has been assembled at JPL to begin testing in the coming weeks."

They're everywhere!

plan to fly banner with drone thwarted

"The Czech FA has said that six men and two women were arrested near the Kosovan capital of Pristina, where the game is taking place. Local police seized a drone, a Serbian flag and a banner that read “Kosovo is Serbia”, as well as fireworks and a knife, from two cars with Czech licence plates."

Drones are getting used for a lot of things now.